Hearing damage caused by intense battlefield noise........

#1
This has always been a problem and the hearing protection offered these days (IMO) is better than what was offered in the Falklands or GW1 for example.

I always wore a foam earplug in my right ear only as my PRR was on my left ear.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/3282340/Hundreds-of-troops-returning-from-Afghanistan-suffer-from-hearing-loss.html

I know that PRR isn't exactly suited to use in a loud battlefield environment but a new system, with noise reduction, based on an individually moulded earplug is being developed.
 
#2
TheBigUn said:
This has always been a problem and the hearing protection offered these days (IMO) is better than what was offered in the Falklands or GW1 for example.

I always wore a foam earplug in my right ear only as my PRR was on my left ear.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/3282340/Hundreds-of-troops-returning-from-Afghanistan-suffer-from-hearing-loss.html

I know that PRR isn't exactly suited to use in a loud battlefield environment but a new system, with noise reduction, based on an individually moulded earplug is being developed.
My hearing has suffered from working around fast jets,we only got 'used' ear-defs on the squadrons & these were in rag order.sometimes we did get the yellow foam plugs but if you were on the headset to the pilot you could'nt hear him with these in over the noise of the engines!
 
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Mr_Deputy said:
There is a facility on the new headsets being developed for the US Army programme of integrated cameras/heads up display/communications where you can amplify the noises around you to use as a listening device ... it amplifies noises by ten times or more so you can listen in on your foe ... strikes me as v dangerous to the ears if suddenly firing breaks out!!

Let's hope they think to build in a cut out level.
My wah meter was teetering on a movement here, but the auto safety kicked in at LSM.
 

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